Classes in North Carolina

Up to 54% Off at ClayCreate Pottery Studio

ClayCreate Pottery Studio

Northeast Raleigh

$140 $65

Intro and advanced lessons on sculpting pottery pieces or throwing them on the potter's wheel; kids' birthday party includes all supplies

Up to 53% Off Gym Membership or Group Training Classes

ABSolute Fitness NC

Greensboro

$30 $14

Members can take advantage of machines, cardio equipment, & free weights; organized group training keeps participants focused & challenged

Up to 60% Off a Home-Beer-Brewing Class

Bull City Homebrew

Durham

$25 $12

(5)

Expert-led classes guide novice brewers through the basics of beer crafting, from selecting recipes to bottling their product

54% Off Furniture Painting Class

South of France Furniture Studio

Cary

$85 $39

Teachers instruct students in how to restore furniture through coats of paints, glazes, and top coats

47% Off BYOB Painting Class at Cajun Canvas

Cajun Canvas

Charlotte

$70 $38

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Students bring their favorite wine to enjoy as they paint along with step-by-step instruction provided by a professional artist

Up to 54% Off Kid's Rainbow Loom or Braiding Class

Pampered Prince-ss

Lochmere Pavillion

$50 $25

Kids learn how to create fun jewelry and trinkets with rainbow loom or the creative ins and outs of hair braiding

46% Off BYOB Painting Class

Wine and Design

Dilworth

$35 $19

Local artists lead wine-sipping guests brushstroke by brushstroke through creation of their own paintings

43% Off Painting Parties from The Createry

The Createry

On Location

$35 $20

Hosts help participants create works of art during painting parties held at local bars and restaurants such as Sip and Kickstand

Up to 46% Off BYOB Canvas-Painting Class

Wine and Design

Asheville

$35 $19

Instructors lead adults in painting masterpieces on canvas while they imbibe beverages

Up to 50% Off Painting Class

Wine and Canvas

Multiple Locations

$35 $19

Classes open to all levels feature painting accompanied by instruction and drink specials at one of eight locations

Up to 46% Off a Farm Tour and Picnic

Happy Hills Alpaca Farm

Monroe

$25 $15

Two-hour tour includes fleece-spinning demonstration, alpaca watching and feeding, and picnic snacks

Up to 52% Off Pottery Painting

Color Me Mine

Waverly Place

$30 $15

Choose from a bounty of dishes, figurines, and other ceramic creations to paint in vibrant colors, then hand off to staff to glaze and fire

Up to 52% Off Concealed-Carry Course

Security Guard Exchange

Steele Creek

$130 $65

Course prepares students to apply for the North Carolina concealed-carry-handgun permit

Up to 53% Off Aerial Circus-Arts Classes 

Aerial Space

Asheville

$34 $16

Instructors help their suspended pupils make their way through hanging silks, hoops, or hammocks with grace on trapeze

Up to 74% Off Private Ballroom-Dancing Lessons

Queen City Ballroom

South Park

$190 $59

Multilingual instructors teach students steps for Latin, ballroom, and social dances in private lessons

50% Off Kids Art Classes at KidzArt

KidzArt

Apex

$32 $16

Three different classes for a variety of age ranges facilitate creative learning and teach kids basic skills to help refine expression

58% Off BYOB Painting Class

Café Elie

Cornelius

$80 $35

Artists group around individual canvases, creating masterworks from supplied source of inspiration while sipping BYOB wine

Up to 57% Off Jewelry-Making Class

Ornamentea

Central Raleigh

$88 $44

Pre-made kits contain pieces and materials that students use to create accessories during a 2.5-hour class; beading party in private room

70% Off Dance Lessons

Queen City Ethnic Dance Fusion

The South End

$100 $30

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An accomplished ceramics artist and painter—who also enjoys restoring old photographs and playing the bagpipes—Timmy Hord shares her vast artistic expertise in her studio and classroom, located inside Art in the Dairy. Furnished with pottery wheels, Timmy’s studio hosts both wheel-throwing and hand-building personalized classes, during which students are guided through the process of making their own beautiful and functional decorative clay works.

1800 Camden Road
Charlotte,
NC
US

At Ornamentea, beginners and veteran crafters alike can find the tools they need to complete their creative projects. The shop carries a variety of materials for making jewelry and scrapbooks, including metal and ceramic beads, silk cocoons, and adhesive resins. A selection of screws and rivets can be transformed into sturdy and stylish bracelets, and rolls of baker's twine enable artists to add flair to their work or tie croissants to their hands for easy snacking. You can also sign up for classes on topics such as beading, metalsmithing, etching, and paper arts.


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509 N West St
Raleigh,
NC
US

Signature service: Senior Photography and Family Portraits
Established: 1999
Reservations/Appointments: Required
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30–60 minutes
Brands Used: Nikon
Pro Tip: Let's go and have fun.

5609 Topsail Ct
Browns Summit,
NC
US

Art is hard, but Uncorked Masterpiece eases the creation process with its lineup of relaxed, social painting classes and parties. Inside the artistic oasis, camps for kids help illuminate young minds, and ceramic and canvas painting classes for adults center around painting everyday household objects such as flower bouquets, wine bottles, or Fabergé eggs. Creative spirits are further kindled as of-age students bring their own alcoholic beverages to drink in class. Uncorked Masterpiece also opens its studio to parties for all occasions, such as birthdays, scout-troop meetings, and chain-gang reunions.

119 Reynolda Vlg
Winston Salem,
NC
US

The artists at Wine and Canvas awaken their students’ inner Rembrandts and Van Goghs with classes that pair a featured painting with specialty cocktails and wines. The mobile studio’s monthly calendar includes themed classes in which instructors expound on the nuances of painting Parisian street lamps, Japanese flowers, or Venetian cityscapes. The master painters—many of them local artists—provide step-by-step instructions while students mimic each stroke and periodically dip their brushes into glasses filled with crimson cabernet. Each of the studio’s various drink-friendly venues boasts a specialty libation selected to incite creativity or conversations with fellow painters. When the artistic frenzy concludes, students return home with a finished masterpiece large enough to conceal any wall safe or mirror portal.

324 Blackwell St Suite 400
Durham,
NC
US

Throughout photographer Crystal's eight years of service in the US Army, she snapped countless photos of combat action, her fellow soldiers, and the landscapes where she was deployed. Suffice it to say she can handle crying kids, haunted camera settings, and other common photography woes at Rephlexion Media Photography. Her evocative photographs capture everything from family and baby portraits to boudoir spreads to fitness shots. Not one to forget her roots, she recently compiled a video collage of military women entitled "Women of the Military."

RMP Drive
Fayetteville,
NC
US